Lina Roessler (Tania in “Shaft“) will direct BEST SELLERS, which will star Michael Caine as a sharp-witted, irascible writer of novels who hasn’t had a best seller in a while, enjoys scotch and cigars, and lives with an orange Tabby cat. He is persuaded by an ambitious young editor to go on one final book tour in an attempt to save a boutique publishing house. The screenplay (by Anthony Grieco) won a 2015 Nicholl Fellowship award. BEST SELLERS will begin filming in Canada in mid-July.
And Roessler will be Adelina in TAINTED, a film about Lance (Alan Van Sprang), who once worked for the Obtshak (Finnish mafia). Recently released from prison, Lance is trying to stay out of trouble, but soon finds himself entangled with a neighbour whose son is being threatened by his old crime boss. Sara Waisglass (Quin in “Reckoning Ball“) is also in the cast. Written and directed by Brent Cote, TAINTED recently wrapped filming in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. No release date has been announced. Continue reading →
Dutch finds one of Khlyen’s red boxes in the green. Initially it is empty, but later it contains what appears to be an apple
Aneela, John, and D’Avin re-enter the green to free Dutch. It is understandable why Aneela needs D’Avin on the mission, because he has a unique ability to repel the green goo. And she does try (unsuccessfully) to persuade John to stay behind. (John is quite vulnerable to manipulation from The Lady and therefore completely useless in greenspace.) Remember back in Episode 3.2 when Zeph was the only one to figure out that “fake fire doesn’t burn”? One can’t help thinking that Zeph is the only one who could entirely refuse to accept The Lady’s artificial reality. John almost succumbed to a facsimile of Pawter. Zeph would never believe an artificial-Pip. Continue reading →
Delle Seyah’s child (Jaeden Noel) undergoes accelerated aging (zero to sixteen years in one day). To prevent this process from turning him into an octogenarian within a week, One of Pip’s old business acquaintances, Kravn, is consulted (kidnapped). When Pip knew him, Kravn was a human specializing in illegal bio-weapons, but since then, Kravn has uploaded his consciousness into his computer system (making him impervious to the effects of his own inventions). John manages by trickery to download the weapons maker into portable storage and brings him on board Lucy. (Kravn is voiced by KILLJOYS writer Julian Doucet.)
For the first time, Lucy (Tansen McDonough) gets to interact with another cybernetic being who is on her level. (John describes Kravn’s uploaded human mind as being “way beyond an A.I..”) When Kravn is reluctant to help with the rapid aging problem, Lucy tells Kravn that he is stored in her Random Access Memory. “One cache purge,” she says, “and I overwrite you with cookie recipes.” If that is so, Lucy is likely larger and more complex than Kravn. She might also have originated as an uploaded human consciousness.
To support his extraordinary rate of growth, the child (someone please give him a name) must have consumed at least 50 kilograms of some sort of food. Pippin comes into the galley looking for something for the kid and finds nothing appropriate to eat or drink. “Do you seriously have no drinks that are non-alcoholic,” he asks, “or have y’all just been drunk the entire time I’ve known you?”Continue reading →